Hey, boardgames are fun, I spent a lot of time boardgaming or wargaming for that matter. 🙂
But the point is simple: if you can’t ignore the rules and do something that’s not allowed 100% through cooperative storytelling, then it’s not a roleplaying game. No offense meant. 🙂
It can be fun, entertaining, it can be very nice but it’s not a roleplaying game in that you can’t leave the rigid setting of the game. This is true for MMORPGs, and this is true for boardgames. Your character in World of Warcraft can’t suddenly become a cape wearing superhero (I wish 😉 😛 ), and the piece your playing in such and such wargame can’t live forever ever after after marrying the princess. THey are bound by the rules of the game.
They can still be extremely cool. I’m not saying that. I’m just saying, they aren’t RPGs. 🙂
Once again, yes, a whole lot of very cool boardgames exist. I just referred to chess and monopoly because I was sure these would be known. 🙂
Apologies if I offended you on that one. 🙂